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June 23, 2004 10 min read
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GRANTS AWARDED

FROM CORPORATE SOURCES

Hasbro Children’s Foundation Grant

Last month, the Hasbro Children’s Foundation awarded the National Center for Learning Disabilities a two-year $236,000 grant. The grant will be used to expand the New York City-based organization’s Get Ready to Read! program, which trains early-childhood educators and parents how to screen four-year olds for early literacy skills.

Staples Foundation for Learning Grant

The Staples Foundation for Learning, the philanthropic arm of Staples, a national office product supply store based in Framingham, Mass., recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Anti-Defamation League.

The grant will be used to support the nonprofit organization’s classroom-based, anti-bias programs.

GRANTS AVAILABLE

FROM CORPORATE SOURCES

Applications are due June 30 for A+ for Energy education grants from the Beyond Petroleum Corporation, a Calif.-based energy company. Grants support programs and curriculum that address energy conservation. K-12 teachers in public, private and charter schools in California are eligible to apply. Two hundred, one-year grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are available.

Contact: Irene Brown, BP; (714) 228-6760; e-mail: aplusforenergy@bp.com; Web site: www.aplusforenergy.com.

Applications are due any time for grants from the Hasbro Children’s Foundation. Grants of up to $35,000 are available for programs that address the emotional and physical health of disadvantaged children. Nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply.

Contact: HCF, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 713-7654; Web site: www.hasbro.org.

Applications are due any time for education grants from the Allstate Foundation. Grants support school programs that focus on student safety and development, mentoring, conflict resolution, driver’s education, and drunk driving prevention. K-12 public schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are available.

Contact: AF, 2775 Sanders Road, Suite F3, Northbrook, IL 60063-6127; (847) 402-5502; e- mail: allfound@allstate.com; Web site: www.allstate.com/community.

Applications are due any time for grants from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Grants support programs that seek to improve academic achievement, business education, and educational partnerships at public and private schools.

Contact: GSF, 375 Park Ave., Suite 1008,New York, NY 10152; (212) 888-9482; fax: (212) 902-3925; Web site: www.gs.com/our_firm/the_culture/social_responsibility/gs_foundation.htm l.

FROM PRIVATE SOURCES

Applications are due June 30 for K-12 education grants from the Braitmayer Foundation. Grants support curricular and school reform projects and professional development for K-12 teachers. Schools and educational organizations are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 are available.

Contact: Robert L. Kirkpatrick, Jr., BF, Middlesex Corporate Center, 213 Court St., Suite 1101, Middletown, CT 06457-3351; (860) 638-5026; fax: (860) 638-5069; Web site: www.braitmayerfoundation.org.

Applications are due June 30 for literacy grants from the National Council of Teachers of English. Grants support research on the teaching and study of composition, rhetoric, and literacy. Education researchers are eligible to apply. One-year grants of up to $5,000 are available.

Contact: Kristen McGowan, NCTE, e-mail: kmcgowan@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

Applications are due July 9 for the Samuel Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health Dentistry grants from the American Dental Association. Grants support programs for dental health education at schools, mobile dental clinics, and educational materials for parents. Community-based, nonprofit organizations in the United States are eligible to apply. Grants averaging $5,000 are available.

Contact: ADA Foundation, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 440-2547; fax: (312) 440-3526; e-mail: adaf@ada.org; Web site: www.ada.org.

Applications are due July 23 for the National Search for Excellence grants from the KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Grants support creative community school designs. School districts with elementary and secondary schools that are in the process of being designed are eligible to apply. One $5,000 grant is available.

Contact: Terry Seery, KWF, One W. Fourth St., Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Web site: www.kwfdn.org.

Applications are due August 13 for grants from the SBC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications, a communications company based in San Antonio. Grants support programs to improve student achievement through technology. One- year grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 are available. Nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply.

Contact: Submit applications to state contact. Web site: http://www.sbc.com/Common/files/doc/2004_regional_% 20RFP.doc.

Applications are due any time for Advancing Student Achievement grants from the Actuarial Foundation, a Schaumburg, Ill- based nonprofit group that represents the actuarial profession. Grants provide support for mathematics students by pairing teachers and volunteer actuaries in the classroom. Volunteer actuaries help cover math topics such as budgeting, investment, and statistics.

K-12 schools in the United States and Canada interested in developing math-mentoring programs that involve actuaries as volunteers are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

Contact: AF, 475 N. Martingale Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226; (847) 706-3535: fax: (847) 706-3599; Web site: www.actuarialfoundation.org.

Applications are due any time for Teaching Tolerance Grants from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Grants support programs that educate students and staff about tolerance and peacemaking. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. K-12 classroom teachers are eligible to apply.

Contact: TTG, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; Web site: www.tolerance.org.

Applications are due any time for music grants from Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The foundation supports two types of programs. The Melody Program purchases and pays for the repair of musical instruments for K- 12 school music programs. The Special Projects Program provides instruments and repairs to community schools and after-school programs. Non-cash grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available. K-12 public and community schools with programs that are at least three years old are eligible to apply.

Contact: MHOF, 15125 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; (818) 784-6787; fax: (818) 784-6788; e-mail: info@mhopus.org; Web site: www.mhopus.org.

FROM FEDERAL SOURCES

Applications are due July 1 for state charter school facilities incentive grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support local educational agencies in states with laws authorizing per-pupil facilities aid for charter schools. Five grants averaging $3.7 million are available.

Contact: Valerie Perkins or Jim Houser, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3C140, Washington, DC 20202- 6140; (202) 260-1924; e-mail: charter.facilities@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 1/022304a.html.

Applications are due July 1 for Early Reading First grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support preschool programs that improve literacy and reading skills among young children. Up to 125 three-year grants ranging from $750,000 to $4.5 million are available. School districts and private organizations, including faith-based groups, are eligible to apply.

Contact: Mary Anne Lesiak, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3W240, Washington, DC 20202-6132; (202) 260-2195; e-mail: MaryAnne.Lesiak@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 1/030804a.html.

Applications are due July 6 for native Hawaiian education program grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. A one-year grant of $300,000 is available. Native Hawaiian educational organizations, schools, and institutions that are developing Hawaiian language instruction or cultural programs, are eligible to apply.

Contact: Lynn Thomas, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3C126, Washington, DC 20202-6410; (202) 260-1541; e-mail: lynn.thomas@ed.gov ; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/060304a.html.

Applications are due July 7 for mentoring grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools. Grants support guidance programs for students that help reduce dropout rates, juvenile delinquency, and gang involvement. About 195 three- year grants averaging $150,000 are available. School districts and community- based organizations are eligible to apply.

Contact: Earl Myers or Bryan Williams, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E254, Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 708-8846 or (202) 260-2391; e-mail: earl.myers@ed.gov or bryan.williams@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/052804f.html.

Applications are due July 9 for Safe Schools/Healthy Students grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools. Grants support childhood- development programs that seek to combat drugs and violence in schools while promoting healthy social behaviors. Local educational agencies are eligible to apply. Twenty three-year grants of $2 million are available.

Contact: Karen Dorsey, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E347, Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 708-4674; e-mail: Karen.Dorsey@ed.gov ; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/052804h.htmL.

Applications are due July 9 for emergency response and crisis management grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools. Grants support the improvement of school emergency plans, the training of school staff, and law enforcement coordination. One hundred 18- month grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available. School districts are eligible to apply.

Contact: Sara Strizzi, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E320, Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 708-4850 or (202) 260-2391; e- mail: sara.strizzi@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/052804d.html.

Applications are due July 9 for early education and childhood-disability research and improvement grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of special education and rehabilitative services. Grants support research and application of early intervention and educational services for students with disabilities. State educational agencies, school districts, and private organizations are eligible to apply. An undisclosed number of grants totaling $7.8 million are available.

Contact: Tom V. Hanley, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 4066, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 205-8110; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/060404d.html.

Applications are due July 15 for drug- and violence-prevention grants to improve school management from the U.S Department of Education’s office of safe and drug free schools. Grants support development and testing of strategies to improve the collection and analysis of data on drug and violence prevention. State educational agencies are eligible to apply. Twelve three-year grants ranging from $300,000 to $500,000 are available.

Contact: Maria Worthen, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 205-5632; e-mail: Maria.Worthen@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/052804b.html.

Applications are due July 16 for impact aid discretionary construction grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support modernization and school building construction. School districts that serve areas where at least 40 percent of the students reside on Indian land, are federally connected children, or are children of U.S military personnel, are eligible to apply. Twenty awards ranging from $50,000 to $5 million are available.

Contact: Marilyn Hall, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E103, Washington, DC 20202- 6244; (202) 260-3858; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 1/031504f.html.

Applications are due July 19 for research and innovation grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of special education and rehabilitative services. Grants support research and development of early intervention programs for young children with disabilities. School districts, state departments of education, tribal organizations, and private education organizations are eligible to apply. A 5-year grant of $700,000 is available.

Contact: Selete Avoke, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 4120, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2641; (202) 205-8157; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004- 2/060404c.html.

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